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LITTLE RIVER – The Little River volleyball team has been busy since Saturday with six matches and finding much success by going 5-1 during the stretch.

On Saturday the LadySkins traveled to a tournament in Lyons and placed second.

Little River began the tournament by losing set one to Sterling before bouncing back to win set two and three (25-18, 25-23) for the win. That was followed up by a nail biting, battle with Russell in which Little River won on an extra point in both sets (26-24, 26-24) before outlasting Ellinwood in straight sets (25-21, 25-20) to go unbeaten and win pool play.

“Going into pool play we knew it was going to be a huge challenge,” explained Little River Head Coach Kim Rolfs. “So we were pretty excited about winning our pool. Most importantly as a coach I was impressed by our ability to win the tight matches. As a team we have grown in that area of competing when there is adversity.”

In the semifinal match, Little River outlasted Ellsworth in another hard fought, nail biting three sets (28-26, 17-25, 25-22), putting them into the tournament championship match with the host team, Lyons. Lyons put a stop to the LadySkins run, beating them in straight sets (17-25, 20-25).

“We did not have an answer for a Lyons hitter,” noted Coach Rolfs. “She made it difficult for us to put runs together. It was a pretty tough day for our kids mentally and physically which is so good for us.”

On Tuesday, the LadySkins went to Peabody to play a best-of-five with Peabody/Burns. While the hosts gave Little River a little bit of trouble, the LadySkins came out victorious in straight sets (25-17, 25-12, 27-25) while the junior varsity team showed signs of improvement by winning their match with Peabody/Burns in straight sets (25-15, 25-12).

On Saturday the LadySkins return to action when they participate at the Canton/Galva Invitational beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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